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    Purdue 31, Illinois 24 Postgame

    For some aspects of the game I would agree. However, there are numerous issues that COVID doesn’t explain away especially considering all of the experience on this team... I am about as optimistic of an Illini fan as you will find. I am usually one of the last ones on the bus for a coaching...
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Purdue

    Why wouldn’t we? Lovie was the best possible hire at the time. Underwood was a homerun hire. ... Yes, I trust him to make another hire.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2020)

    The trick is to only consider posters insiders if they have a consistent track record. This is not a shot at others who share information; I welcome any and all who have inside info to share. However, I am not going to attach to much credibility to any single poster until they have have...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (August 2020)

    I have no idea how true the rumors are, but if they are true, it would be hard to fault OA for making the jump. First, getting a head coaching gig in the Big East, even if it is Depaul, is nothing to sneeze at especially considering the tarnish he has on his resume for his head coaching tenure...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (August 2020)

    ... simply has to be a nod to his former coach, Nick Irvin.
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    Coronavirus Pandemic

    Lots of schools are offering remote learning as a result of COVID. My son attends Belmont in Nashville, but will be taking his classes remotely at home from Edwardsville this semester.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2017)

    I thought that sort of thing only happened at visits to Louisville.
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    Update: D.J. Williams back with Illini

    The only minutes we lost from last year are Nunn's minutes. On the flip side, we have added Abrams, Black, Kipper, Lucas, and Thorne into the mix to grab minutes this year... DJW has more people to battle with to get minutes this year. I would love to see him come back, fight through this and...
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    2017 Coaching Carousel

    The staff must be held accountable to meeting performance expectations. Those expectations for me are making the tourney, but the AD ultimately sets the goals. I want this team, coach and players, to be wildly successful. Short of meeting this year's expectations should be met with...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (July-August 2016)

    Is that truly the reason Tilmon went there? ESL had a pretty rough teacher strike that delayed the start of school last year. I was under the impression, maybe errantly, that the teacher strike was one of the leading drivers for his transfer to LaLu.